ANDREW David Morton is a journalist and writer who has published biographies on royals including Princess Diana.
Morton was rushed to hospital due to a suspected stroke just days ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding.
Who is Andrew Morton?
Andrew Morton worked for three London tabloids – the Daily Star, News of the World and Daily Mail – until 1987.
Morton has also written about celebrities including Tom Cruise, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Monica Lewinsky.
On April 12, 2018, he released his newest book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, around a month before Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry.
Just days before the Royal Wedding, on May 15, Andrew was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke.
A source close to the author revealed: “He is very unwell. We don’t know what’s wrong at the moment and he’s undergoing tests.”
Morton, who is thought to be 65, was delivering a speech at The Oldie Literary Lunch in Central London when the emergency medical situation occurred.
Later that night Morton tweeted to say he had suffered a mini stroke but was doing well and was “on the mend”.
What is Andrew Morton’s net worth?
Although Morton’s exact net worth is unknown, although he told The Telegraph in 2015 he made £1m from Diana’s story.
His Diana biography sold more than seven million copies in 80 countries.
He also made around £1million from his UK home – and owns another in California.
What did he say about Princess Diana?
Andrew Morton released the biography, Diana: Her True Story, on June 7, 1992 – five years before she died in a car crash in Paris.
In it, he alleged that Prince Charles resumed his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and Diana later began one with Major James Hewitt.
The book, which also revealed the Princess’s allegedly suicidal unhappiness, caused a media storm.
In 1991, Morton revealed he had conducted a secret interview with Diana in which she had talked about her marital issues and difficulties.
What did Andrew Morton reveal about Meghan Markle in his book?
Andrew Morton gathered information from several people close to US actress Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry.
These are some of the things he claims in the book:
- The Suits star is fascinated by the Royal Family and wants to be “Diana 2.0”, according to childhood friend Ninaki Priddy
- Markle was “obsessed” with Diana around the time of her death in 1997, watching both her funeral and footage of her marriage to Prince Charles
- Morton says comparisons with Diana are inevitable, given her humanitarian work and glamorous appeal
- Markle apparently ditched her old acquaintances, including film producer husband Trevor Engelson, when she found fame as an actress
- One of her former friends claimed she was a “fastidious” and “controlling” social climber
- She is descended from slaves, who worked on cotton plantations in Georgia, and royalty, in King Robert I of Scotland
- She dumped Engelson “out of the blue”, apparently sending her ring back in the post
- Diana’s trusted biographer concludes that Markle “will make the monarchy seem more inclusive and relevant to multicultural Britain”